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Byrd HSA Committees


The Byrd HSA is a terrific way to become more involved in your child’s elementary school experience and become part of the Byrd School Community. We have opportunities for people who want to be actively involved, at all levels of time commitment. 

4th of July Parade
Chair:   Open

Gather Byrd kids to make a float for the annual Glen Rock 4th of July Parade

5th Grade Activities
Chair:   Connie Hoza and Elaine Wade

These parents are responsible for organizing the events for the 5th Grade including fundraising, service projects, pool Party, Graduation and the Memory Book.

Art Docent/TIC TOC
Chair:   Libby Deely and Jen Collins

Parents volunteer as art docents and visit their child’s classroom to teach about an artist or artistic style.  Creative ideas can be supplied by the TIC TOC organization and no expertise is needed. TIC TOC trains docents. For more information about this organization, visit www.tictoc.org.

Art Show
Chair:   Brigid Nonas

Help coordinate help for Mrs. Cipolli in set up and take down  of the art show. (May)

Author Days
Chair:   Dina Jacobs

Responsible for assisting Mrs. Jakobsenn to prepare for and welcome notable authors who visit Byrd School

Bagel Days
Chair:   Laura Haley and Julia Kogan

Take bagel orders and distriute bagels on half days

Chair:   Elaine Wade and Sharon Scarpelli

This is an annual event, held on a Friday evening in February/March. Families play Bingo together and hang out with Byrd friends in the school gym.


Board of Ed (BOE) Rep
Chair:   Open

Attend B.O.E. meetings and reports back to the H.S.A.

Book Fair
Chair:   Scholastic Book Fair
Box Tops for Education
Chair:   Teresa Garguilo

This person organizes the collection and submission of Box Tops for Education. This includes providing collection boxes to classes, collecting and counting the box tops, and communicating totals

Byrd Big Top Circus - 4th Grade Parents
Chair:   Michelle Torpey

Point of contact with circus vendor.  Purchase (on behalf of HSA) snacks and circus gear for Friday event sales.  Coordinate volunteers for Circus event. 

Byrd Broadway
Chair:   Open

Byrd School parents volunteer to help produce a 'Broadway' show.  Students K-5 invited to perform.


Byrd Dance
Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli, Eileen Cordasco, Susan Ring, Emily Lehr

Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop are offered from preschool-age to fifth grade and held in Byrd School

Byrd Highlights (Email)
Chair:   Lauren Munshower

Manages content of weekly Byrd HSA Highlights and sends out email.

Byrd School Store
Chair:   Sharon Tischo

Coordinate volunteers to set up our school store items at various events

Caring & Sharing
Chair:   Sophia Chang and Mary Castenada

Distribute toys and mittens to Hackensack Hospital

Class Parent Coordinator
Chair:   Leslie Schraer and Sharon Scarpelli

Serves as the liaison between the H.S.A. Board and the class moms by communicating information that needs to be passed to the classes.

Fall Parent Social
Chair:   Nicole Hayward

The socials provide parents a wonderful way to get to know new Byrd families and reconnect with old friends.  This year the Fall social will be at The Escape Room in Waldwick, NJ.

Child-care provided a The Gagasphere

Family Fun Night
Chair:   Keara Kumler, Jackie Lietner, Hong Zhang

This committee organizes a fun night for Byrd families.  Supervise event, organize game and food, and distribute and collect registrations for annual event.  Event usually is held in January/February.

Family Movie Night/ Picnic
Chair:   Nancy Bermack and Michelle Cosimano

Held annually at the beginning of the school year, families can pack a picnic dinner and head over to the Byrd School grounds for a family friendly movie on the big screen.  This is a great way to meet new families.


Field Day
Chair:   Nicole Hayward and Susan Lee

This is a fun-filled day of sports and games.  Held outside at Faber Field in late spring, parents volunteer to help our P.E. teacher run a variety of activities including providing a cookout lunch for the school.

Great Book Give-Away
Chair:   Roseanna Smith

Manage a book drive for a local charity

Harlem Wizards Fundraiser
Chair:   Sara Mazin, Jesse Lipson, Brenna Garrett, Laura Vitelli
Holiday Market
Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Melissa Lappin

Byrd Moms organize local entrepenuers/vendors to sell their products during the Holidays.  Includes a kid section too!

Holiday Shop
Chair:   Eliza Yohana, Shira Hochman, Supriya Kapur, Julie Finkel, Nicole Hayward, Nitu Sawney

This event gives students the chance to do their holiday shopping. Coordinators shop and inventory items to sell, coordinate volunteers, set up, and  clean up

Chair:   Shira Hochman

Bring refreshments to HSA meeting

Ice Cream Days
Chair:   Hong Tang, Sara Mazin, Jackie Leitner

Manage ice cream sales and inventory.  Ice cream sold 1x per week, usually on Thursday during lunch.

KidStuff Coupon Book
Chair:   Brigid Nonas

Work with Kids Stuff to coordinate receiving books and order forms. Send one book home per family with an order form.  Collect and tally order forms and any books not wanted.

Lawn Sign
Chair:   Nancy Bermack

Update Byrd School sign at front of school with current events

Learning Center
Chair:   Michelle Cosimano

Prepares the Learning Center volunteer schedule for Mrs. Jakobsen.
A library volunteer assists the children with checking out library books at the Byrd School library and putting books away on th shelves.  By volunteering in the library, you have an opportunity to work with your child's class as well as allow Mrs. Jakobsen to do some enriching activities with the children and/or to help them find an interesting book. Your volunteer time is 50 minutes and, depending on the number of volunteers for your child's class, generally once a month.

Lunchtime Activities Coordinator(s)
Chair:   Nicole Reicher and Hong Zhang

Coordinate lunchtime program for a six week period in the winter months. Select activities, assign & schedule parents and work with school staff.

Merve's Grilled Cheese Fundraiser
Chair:   Kally Cox

Coordinate sales of grilled cheese sandwiches from Merve's on half session school day

Mother / Son Dance
Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Nadine Crago

Learn some dance moves with your mom. A fun filled evening with a DJ and dancing!

New Family Liason
Chair:   Michelle Torpey

This committee contacts families new to Byrd School and organizes 1-2 get-togethers during the summer to give parents the chance to learn more about Byrd and ask questions and to give new students the opportunity to meet a few friends before the school year begins

Chair:   Nicole Hayward

Responsible for recruiting volunteers for the Byrd HSA committtes

Picture Day
Chair:   Sophia Chang

Help the photographer cooordinte classes for their pictures.  Picture day usually takes place in early September. A form is sent home prior to the event for you to place an order.  Re-takes are offered later in the fall

Pizza Day
Chair:   Katie DeSantis and Monica Lauro

The Pizza Day Coordinators keep track of customers, work with pizza vendor to make/deliver pizzas to school on proper days, organize parent volunteers to serve pizza, and maintain process month-to-month.  Pizza served 2x a month on Wednesdays.

Pool Party
Chair:   Supriya Kapur and Elaine Wade

The Glen Rock Pool is reserved just for Byrd students and their families--held in June every year.

Public Library Liason
Chair:   Sharon Tischo

Attend Friends of the Library meetings and be Point of Contact for them.

Work with the school librarian, Mrs. Jakobsen, to organize, publicize and execute The Read-a-thon.  Students are asked to register for the read-a-thon, collect pledges, and track the number of books they read during the month of March.  The Read-a-thon is a partnership between the Glen Rock Public Library and elementary schools to encourage and incentivize reading. Top readers receive awards at a school assembly in the spring, and the school whose students read the most books are recognized by the Friends of the Library, who receive any money raised.

Read Across America
Chair:   Samantha Lachenauer

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  Coordinate guest readers for each class.

Scholastic Book Fair
Chair:   Sharon Scarpelli, Libby Deely, Elaine Wade, Sofia Chang

Coordinate delivery, inventory books, set up and run event.

School Safety Committee
Chair:   Jen Collins, Stacia Klui, Keara Kumler

This is a new committee.  Keeps parents informed of traffic patterns around Byrd School and helps to promote school safety.

School Supply Boxes
Chair:   Open

Coordinate the sale of School Supply boxes in May and June.  Help distribute boxes to classrooms before school starts.

SEPAC Liason
Chair:   Open

Helps organize and attends S.E.P.A.C. (Special Education Parent Advisory Councils) meetings and reports back to the HSA.

Spirit Wear
Chair:   Eliza Yohanna and Jen Collins

Plan and design Byrd School clothing and fun items that will be available for order and coordinate sales of these items.

Teacher Appreciation
Chair:   Libby Deely

This catered luncheon is for teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all that they do for our children and usually takes place in early May.

Welcome Back Coffee
Chair:   Andrea Ryan and Jessica Arrighi

Set up a table outside on the lawn with coffee and donuts for parents to enjoy after drop-off.

Welcome Back Staff Luncheon
Chair:   TBD

This catered luncheon welcomes back the staff to school and takes place the first week of school.


Thank You To Our Harlem Wizards All-Star Event Sponsors: 

Ice Cream Day Ingredients & Allergens

School lunches can be ordered online from the Pomptonian website
A printable monthly menu can be found here

Pomptonian is pleased to be Glen Rock School District's food service provider, and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can reach us at cafeteria@glenrocknj.org or 201-445-7700 ext. 8965.

Questions about Lunch?